Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges I want to show you two “bridges” in Prague. The first one is on the river, very close to the Charles bridge.

Novotného lávka (Novotny’s Gangoard)

This place is not called bridge (“most” in Czech), but gangoard (“lávka” in Czech). Maybe you have heard about it, because there is the famouse music club Lávka, the biggest club in middle Europe. Also you will find there a museum of well known Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, who made beautiful music poem My Country, where one of the pieces is called “Vltava river”.

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View from the gangoard to Vltava river and Smetana’s Embankment

You can go there to rest, to make shots with the most famouse view to Prague with Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, to eat in the restaurant, to visit the museum, to the club for dance or performance. You can go there to enjoy.

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Smetana statue and the gangoard

You can watch the river flow and to observe all the boats on the river, or think out what kind of art is the row of yellow penguins on the other side of the river by the Kampa Museum, specially at the evening, when they are enlightened.

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Take a seat

Můstek (Little Bridge)

The second bridge is in the middle of the city. At the border between The Old Town and the New Town, where used to be ramparts and the moat. Bottom of the Wenceslas Square is still called Little Bridge and you can find underground station there called the same (Můstek).

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Můstek, the bottom of the Wenceslas Square

The place is used as a meeting place, the second most used by locals, after the one on the top of the Wenceslas Square called “under the tail”.

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Up and bellow

The old bridge is from the first half of the 15th century, when it was built over the half covered moat between the Old and New Towns. The bridge was set aside around 1463, and there used to be a cellar under the bridge. When the underground was built, bridge was uncovered and you can see it when you go to the subway.

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The old bridge

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pedro Holderbaum
    May 07, 2013 @ 08:56:04

    Adoro Praga!!!!!
    Great!!!!
    Pedro.

    Reply

  2. lensandpensbysally
    May 07, 2013 @ 13:47:05

    Thanks for becoming a subscriber. I’m enjoying your blog as well.

    Reply

  3. Darla Welchel
    May 07, 2013 @ 14:40:34

    beautiful and stunning. thanks for sharing. I have a phobia of bridges, but these are more beautiful than scary!

    Reply

  4. Cee Neuner
    May 07, 2013 @ 21:48:38

    Such wonderful bridges for this week’s challenge. I love that you have chosen to participate!

    Reply

  5. elPadawan
    May 07, 2013 @ 23:03:34

    Very nice, I didn’t know the story about Můstek 🙂

    Reply

  6. ThExpat
    May 09, 2013 @ 22:37:28

    I like to see your photo, it’s inspired where to go in Prague on my next trip

    Reply

  7. cindy knoke
    May 31, 2013 @ 01:46:57

    Lucky, lucky you to live in Prague!!!

    Reply

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